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NJEA Secretary-Treasurer Sean M. Spiller and NJEA Vice President Marie Blistan joined New Jersey Working Families today in calling for a moratorium on subsidies to corporations from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) until it can be demonstrated that such giveaways produce any positive results for everyday New Jerseyans.Read
Created on Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Gov. Chris Christie plans to present yet another budget that underfunds the pension systems and violates the very law he signed. And NJEA members are not letting him get away with it. Demonstrating genuine grassroots organizing, NJEA members communicated through social media and direct contact with hundreds converging on Christie’s April 7 town hall meeting at Old Bridge High School in Middlesex County.Read
Created on Wednesday, April 08, 2015
NJEA members will vote for state and county representatives in mail election balloting between April 1 and noon on April 16. Members will be asked to vote for representatives to the NJEA Executive Committee in some counties and units, NJEA Delegate Assembly members and/or alternates in some counties and units, state delegates and successor delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly (NEA RA), and county association elections in some counties.
NJEA is proud to present an original documentary about a group of New Jersey educators experiencing infamous sites of the Holocaust in Germany, Czech Republic, Poland and the Netherlands. We invite you to tune in and see how the trip changes the lives of these teachers—and the lives of their students. Learn moreRead
Created on Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Join workers from unions, community organizations, and faith-based groups to observe Workers’ Memorial Day on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Workers Memorial Day is an international event to commemorate the thousands who are killed each year, and the millions who have suffered work-related injuries and illnesses.Read
Created on Tuesday, March 31, 2015
When Facebook revamped its privacy policies in 2009, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that users were growing less reticent about sharing personal information with more people.“People have really gotten comfortable not only sharing more information and different kinds, but more openly and with more people.” Zuckerberg said. “That social norm is just something that has evolved over time.”
It appears that those social norms have not evolved quickly enough for Pearson, which found itself at the center of a firestorm when parents discovered that the company was reading their children’s social media posts.Read
Created on Friday, March 20, 2015
NJEA Secretary-Treasurer Sean M. Spiller delivered the following testimony at the March 10th hearing of the Senate Budget Committee in Paramus. “NJEA and its members understand that budgets require difficult choices. After all, our members have to make the same kinds of tough choices when it comes to their own budgets, particularly in light of Chapter 78’s impact on their wallets. They have had to face the serious economic repercussions of increased pension contributions and mandatory premium sharing on health benefits while salary settlements with school districts have failed to keep pace with inflation"
Created on Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The Kids In Need Foundation and the CHA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA), announce a partnership to offer grants to teachers in the state of New Jersey. The grants sponsored by the CHA Foundation will be given to certified preK-12 teachers in New Jersey who wish to conduct classroom projects that make use of arts and crafts materials to enhance the imaginations and skills of their students.
Created on Monday, March 09, 2015
Following Gov. Christie’s budget address last week, where he announced his intention to violate the state’s pension funding law again next year, NJEA joined with other public employee unions to go back to court to enforce the law.
Created on Tuesday, March 03, 2015
The statewide chorus of parents and educators speaking out against high-stakes standardized testing in New Jersey is growing louder. Today, NJEA launched a six-week TV and web ad campaign featuring parents and teachers discussing their concerns with the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) tests, which all students in grades 3-11 will take beginning March 1.Read
Created on Tuesday, February 17, 2015
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